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Give the difference between the leucoplast and chromoplast. 


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Difference # Leucoplasts:
1. They are colourless plastids.
2. Leucoplasts usually occur in unexposed parts of plants.
3. Internal lamellae are present.
4. They take part in storage of various substances like starch (amyloplasts), fat (elaioplasts) and protein (aleuroplasts).
5. The shape is more regular, mostly rounded.
6. They can change to other types of plastids.
7. Leucoplasts do not attract animals as they are colourless.
 
Difference # Chromoplasts:
1. Chromoplasts are orange-red plastids.
2. They are commonly found in exposed parts like flowers and fruits.
3. Internal lamellae degenerate.
4. Chromoplasts are rich in carotenoid and lipids.
5. The shape is irregular and having angles due to crystallization of pigments.
6. They do not get changed to other types.
7. Being coloured, chromoplasts attract animals for pollination and fruit dispersal.

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